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Grateful Dead Live at Market Square Arena on 1976-10-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Market Square Arena on 1976-10-01

Publication date 1976-10-01 (check for other copies)
Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Set 1

Bertha, Mama Tried, Deal, Cassidy, Friend Of The Devil, Big River, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Scarlet Begonias, Promised Land

Set 2

Might As Well, Samson & Delilah, Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Dancin' In The Streets-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Ship of Fools-> Dancin' In The Streets-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night, E: U.S. Blues


-- Disc change is seamless
-- Thanks to David Gans for lending me his discs
-- Dozens of hours went into making this recording listenable


Reviewer: Dandysan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2016
Subject: No way-yes way
I was driving my 11 year old son and his best friend to their baseball game the other day and since it was a bit of a trek, I streamed this show for the ride. Somewhere in the middle of Scarlet Begonias my sons friend turned to him asked what we were listening too. My son replied "Real Music". I smiled and didn't say anything. A few moments passed as we listened to “the real music” and my son's friend pondered the answer. Then he asked who were we listening too and my son told him "The Grateful Dead". A longer pause followed, then my son's friend said he never heard of them and he asked what album were we listening too. I was about to answer that question when my son said "Dude, it's a show". Again a pause and though I couldn't see I presume that my sons friend must have looked confused because my son followed up with "Ya know, a concert. Real Musicians playing live in front of real fans". My son’s friend was stunned and he said “No Way” three or four times followed each time by my son saying “Yes Way”. That’s when I stepped in and told him a bit of who the Grateful Dead were and the treasure trove of music they left behind. I know that somewhere during my explanation I lost their interest as they moved on to laughing about whatever 11 years old's find funny but I also know that they liked the music. Thanks to all the tapers that have shared these shows so I can share them with my son’s and their friends!
Reviewer: deadheadnedwhite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2014
Subject: pure clean breeze for your brain
tasty stuff. thanks, all !!

Reviewer: Quincy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2013
Subject: Yeeowee!
The audience version of this second set (tape began with Help) was one of the first live tapes I ever had, back in ’78 or so. And now this! So there’s that whole thing about some of your earliest tapes being your favorites, but still, this Help>Slip>Frank has to be my favorite. There’s that passage in the latter part of Slipknot! when things settle down and they turn a corner, trotting out of it with a one-of-a-kind jam. And Franklin’s has some really unique, highly expressive leads -- notes and jams permanently etched into my psyche, delivering chills and smiles every time I listen. Just short passages they are, but the energy is passed to the listener and I’ve ran with it for decades now… just so fortunate to have my life intersect with this music in such a vast universe. And, oh yeah, GDTRFB !!!
Reviewer: kee-zee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2013
Subject: Crippled but free
Hail 1976..solid start to finish..Give it a whirl!!
Reviewer: $ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2012
Subject: Excellent Show
Tight, groovy '76. Wonderful Slipknot! jam in there.

I like the tight but not rigid grooves and the rhythmic interplay between the musicians in this era.

Long after they stopped letting us download and possess these shows, I am still coming to this site to stream in great shows during my workday, and I love it no less. It might be even better in a way. We can hear it and enjoy it but NOT possess it, which seems more in line with what the experience is meant to be, no?

Anyway great show, excellent sound.
Reviewer: SomeKindaDeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2011
Subject: What a Show!
Both sets are pretty amazing. The whole first set is played real well, lots of energy in the songs from the start. The BEW and Scarlet Begonias are fantastic.

Second set tears it up with some real unique jams in the Help-Slip-Frank. The Dancin' sandwich is pretty bad ass too. The end of the show ties it all together with a super high energy OMS.

Well if anything, it sure made my night!
Reviewer: Deadheadable - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2011
Subject: Perfection
Wow! Thank you for this beautiful music....and it will never stop!
Reviewer: buck78 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2011
Subject: Elvis's last go-round
What a treat! I never knew this show existed. I have always lived in the Indy area, and have great memories of seeing events at MSA. As a youngster, my mom and grandma took me to see Neil Diamond, John Melloncamp, and Billy Joel in the old arena. Seeing Pacers playoff games in that little, noisy place was great. It's so cool to see that the Dead played such a great show there, and even two years before I was born. MSA is torn down now, but it is worth noting that it is the site of Elvis's last concert.
Reviewer: spacecowboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2011
Subject: Another excellent show from Fall 1976
This is a wonderful recording of a tight, fun show. I am convinced that the more people discover shows from Fall 1976 they will begin to place these tours in their personal top 10. The entire band is involved and there is great interplay throughout (check out Slipknot!). Garcia's voice is still sweet, Keith is taking risks with a variety of different tones and Bobby's rhythm keeps it all together.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2011
Subject: Second Set sounds great
First SBD copy of 2nd set of this show available.

Help>Slip>Frank is classic! Small patch in Frank does not degrade the quality.

1976 was so underrepresented on the archive before Charlie Miller put up those Auditorium shows, Tower Theatre shows, and now these....

5 stars for performance, sound, and availability
Reviewer: oldhip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2011
Subject: Mr. Charlie
Again thank you Mr.Charlie for the great tunes
Reviewer: amishman0002 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2011
Subject: Why doubt?
I was actually worried that the sound in the second set may not be as good as the first. I was WRONG. The sound is amazing! The show is as well. Thank you Charlie.
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